Slavs in Search of New World: Slavic National Identity on Wrecks of Great Empires after World War I

St. Petersburg State University
History Department

In October 2014, the History Department of St. Petersburg State University will hold an international scientific conference: Slavs in Search of New World: Slavic National Identity on Wrecks of Great Empires after World War I

The following topics are proposed for the conference:

  – the Slavic peoples as part of world empires right before World War I;
– the Balkans Campaign of World War I;
– the military campaign in the territory of Poland and East Prussia;
– the Russian-German and Russian-Austrian fronts during World War I;
– an interior life of the Slavic peoples during World War I: economy, social history, culture;
– memorial places of World War I in Slavic and Balkan states;
– historiography of World War I in Slavic and Balkan states;
– plans of establishment of independent Slavic states during World War I;
– Slavic legions and units in the European armies;
– breakdown of European empires and establishment of independent Slavic states;
– establishment and breakdown of state formations in the Central Eastern Europe in 1918-1920 and looking for ways of development thereof;
– World War I and the future of the Slavic peoples involved in the war: social, economic, and mental consequences;
– establishment of the Slavic national identity in 1918-1920: images in literature, art, and public campaigns;
– keeping memory of World War I in the Slavic states.
If you wish to participate in the conference, please submit an application containing the subject of the report, the author’s full name, place of work, academic degree, contact address (e-mail address is mandatory) and telephone number. The application shall be accompanied by a summary of the report that should be maximum 0.5 page long.

The working languages of the conference are Russian, English, German, French, Polish, Bulgarian, and Serbo-Croatian.

If grant support is obtained, the conference members will be compensated for their expenses. Foreign attendees will be assisted in obtaining visas.

There will be an extensive entertainment and sightseeing program.

Please submit your applications to Anton Reshetov at reszetow@gmail.com, Alexander Filyushkin at a.filushkin@spbu.ru.
Inquiries: +7-906-273-42-07 (Anton Reshetov).

In spring 2014, upon completion of the selection of applications, you will receive Information Letter № 2 containing material publication dates and standards, and financial conditions of participation in the conference.


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